We teach beginners how to create web and mobile applications.
Our sessions are relaxed, and our members in attendance leave being able to approach problems from multiple perspectives and skill-sets — not accepting simple technical limitations as barriers to executing on a vision. At the end of a course, students will have a strong understanding on logic and basic programming syntax and structure as well as will have designed, implemented, and deployed functional web or mobile applications.
The courses are structured to emphasize group collaboration, which is at the very heart of most modern project developments. It’s not only about Ruby on Rails, Android and iOS programming, it’s also about learning to think critically to solve problems and develop team-building skills, which will be invaluable in your future workplace. Our goal is to familiarize you with the intricacies of these programming platforms, while at the same time, fostering inspirational thinking, which will create future opportunities for you. Code Chicago is not stodgy or static; we are seeking to actively push the boundaries in new and unexpected ways, and we want you to participate. We teach beginners how to create web, and mobile applications.
City of Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel
"I congratulate the founders of Blue1647 on an innovative, exciting venture. The technology sector in Chicago is a growing, crucial area that will have an enormous impact on the City's economy in the future. I am pleased that organizations like Blue1647 are focused on improving the diversity of the sector and ensuring that as our economy grows it reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the city's people."
Our Code Chicago curriculum was designed by industry practitioners within the tech community.
We don’t use conventional letter grading – just results.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis.
We're focused on increasing the diversity of thought in tech, and do our best to help make this affordable for everyone, so we're including tuition discounts on the program.
We're devoted toward helping to develop relevant coding skills while lowering financial barriers for those wanting relevant in-person instruction. In addition to providing talented individuals with technical guidance, you qualify for a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).
We hope this will enlarge the market of people that can affect change and solve problems in our communities, but also come out with cool apps that solve everyday problems for everyone.
If you're an individual or organization who would be willing to sponsor a student's tuition, feel free to contact us below. We consistently have an impressive batch that can benefit from being in the program, an some have requested a scholarship.
Teaching Mentors & Curriculum Architects.
Work in teams with other students like you in a collaborative coworking space!
Students receive (or get to):
1. Free co-working space at BLUE1647, and access to our events during their enrollment.
2. Additional help from our members that are entrepreneurs and developers.
3. Participate in “Hackathons”.
4. Develop personal relationships with our partner organizations.
5. Direct interaction from on-site instructors.
What our students have said:"I appreciate the generosity, flexibility and all the richness that connecting to Code Chicago & BLUE1647 has brought to my life." - Diana K.
Take your ideas, and launch products.
A glimpse of some of the public products our students built.
Where to find Us.
1647 S. Blue Island Ave. Chicago IL. 60608 (1st floor).
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